Emergency Relief Assistance

A large part of the work of JRS Eastern Africa involves the distribution of food and non-food items, such as mattresses and blankets, clothes, seeds and tools, money for transport and referrals as well as the provision of medical treatment. JRS Eastern Africa also distributes tents in refugee camps, renovates buildings in post-conflict situations and helps refugees find accommodation in urban areas.

In 2013, JRS Eastern Africa provided emergency assistance to more than 7,801 forcibly displaced persons in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.